Meet the Widgets

Every tournament created on Toornament.com comes with its widgets for you to use. There are currently four different ones, that all have a specific purpose.
Resizable and available in 7 languages, they can all be added with a single line of HTML code to any website, for you to easily display all information to any passer-by!

The Registration Widget

Available in Dark or Light mode, this widget is a simple button allowing you to redirect wanna-be participants to your tournament for them to register:

The Tournament Widget

This generic widget evolves as the tournament goes, to display information before it starts, latest and upcoming matches during the event, and the Winner when the tournament is over. No further action is required on your side, as it automatically updates as the status of the tournament changes.


The Stage Widget

You may choose any stage of your tournament to get displayed with this widget. Display will then depend on the type of stage selected, but it can accomodate any kind of stage!

The Schedule Widget

Use this one to display your detailed match schedule!

On your website!

As stated before, including one of our widgets on your website only requires you to add a single line of HTML, that is automatically generated under the “Share” menu, both in the Organizer Dashboard and the Public Pages of the tournament. Width and Height can be changed to accomodate the display you wish to provide to your audience, and the result is awesome:

Widget-Millenium

Meet the Toornament TV

All tournaments created on Toornament.com come with their own version of our smart TV, which is a dynamically updated display of the relevant tournament information.
It was tailor-made for offline tournaments involving multiple spots (gaming zone, stages…) and public audience.
Tournament TV is a smart, automated public display solution, designed with this key goals in mind :

  • Better understanding of the tournament(s) advancement
  • Dresses up your event with live content : photos, info strips, scores
  • Keeps the visitor informed, entertained and starving for more

It is also a great resource for livestreaming, to display information in between matches for your audience to see.

How does the Toornament TV works ? Well, it can’t get easier than this : the whole system is automated. We’ve designed a smart behaviour, setting a wide and relevant set of rules, so that the TV makes the right decisions and displays the right info at the right time.
The added value is huge : for no extra time or people in your team, your event gets much easier to understand and follow. And much prettier, too !

The TV customization menu is accessible from the “Share” menu in the Organizer Dashboard, to set your own logos, colors and overlay, as can be seen with those custom TVs from Quakecon 2017:

And here it is, in situation, with a photo taken during the event:

For more information, and all technical questions you may still have, see our Toornament TV User Guide, and don’t hesitate asking us!

The Match Lobby is now available on the Mobile App!

As promised, you may now access the Match Lobby of all of your matches directly within the Toornament Mobile App!
The very same features are available, in a chat module designed just like the web version (why change something that works?).

As always, let us know what you think of this new feature, and having released it only means we can now work at making it even better!

Paris Games Week 2017: ESWC is back!

This week in Paris will be held the annual Paris Games Week, with lots of major video games actors like Twitch, Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, Ubisoft and many others gathering to present their latest games or products.
And of course, Esports will also be part of the show, with the ESWC occupying the largest spot of the exhibition to shocase four epic competitions:


First off, Quake Champions will make an epic comeback onto the ESWC stage with a 16-players tournament competing for a 10,000€ cash prize!


How could an ESWC happen without a Counter-Strike: GO competition? The setting is simple, an international pro team, and three french teams (one professional and two qualified through open online qualifiers) will try to claim the title and the 50,000€ cash prize for themselves.


Next, one of the landmark disciplines in ESWC events recently, Clash Royale will have its tournament with 48 of the best players in the world coming to Paris to discover who is the best, and gets to go back home with their share of the 15,000€ cash prize. Offline Qualifiers will be held today on-site to select the last players to join the final stage of the competition.

This event will also feature the first iteration of the ESWC on FIFA18, latest installment of the legendary game. Two tournaments will be held simultaneously to find out the best PS4 and XBox One players, that will then compete in a Grand Finals to succeed to PSG DaXe and grab the fair share of the 15,000€ cash prize.

For all information, see the ESWC Official Website, and see you in Paris!

October New Disciplines

With October came a bunch of new disciplines on Toornament. Shooters, Racing Sims, Sports games, nothing has been forgotten!
Along the new disciplines, the two latest maps for Rainbow Six: Siege, Coastline and Skyscraper, have been added to the map pool of the discipline.

Aftercharge
Asymetric tactical shooter by Chainsawesome Games (PC).

COD: WWII
Back to having feet on the ground, by Activision (PS, XBox & PC).

Destiny 2
MMO Futuristic Shooter by Bungie (PS, XBox & PC).

Eternal Arena
Mobile MOBA by NetEase Games (Android & iOS).

Fortnite
Sandbox survival game, with Battle Royale by Epic Games (PS, XBox & PC).

Forza Motorsport 7
New installment of the famous racing sim by Turn10 Studios (XBox & PC).

Gran Turismo Sport
Latest title of another legend by Polyphony Digital (PS).

Hyper Universe
Side-scrolling MOBA by Nexon (PC).

Rugby 18
Rugby simulation game by Bigben interactive (PS, XBox & PC).

Star Wars: Battlefront II
Action shooter based on the legendary series by EA Dice (PS, XBox & PC).

WWE 2k18
Professionnal wrestling game by 2K Sports (PS, XBox & PC).

Organizers and Participants, to your competitions!

Welcome the new Toornament Logo!

We are proud and excited to reveal our new brand logo!

This new logo was the logical step with all the recent changes brought to the platform since the Version 2 was released a few months back. A new system structure, a new participant interface, new API features soon, it all called for a design evolution to mark the occasion.
Plus, the idea was to have the logo circles be self-sufficient, recognizable outside the website, even without the rest of the name.

Improvements to the logo came in two main ways: proportions and width (plus color depth). The new logo is more balanced, and has an improved depiction when in small size, besides other logos or placed above vibrant colors.

For all of you users of our API, here are the new “Powered By” images that you can use on your pages:

White Version

CS:GO Advanced Statistics are back on!

For all of you, Counter Strike: Global Offensive fans, we are happy to announce that the detailed statistics are back for all tournaments using either eBot or AdminBot.

It’s entirely automatic, if you are using one or the other of the bots, after matches are played, detailed statistics will be retrieved and displayed on the public pages of the matches:

Have fun, and it’s time to leave a mark through godlike stats!

UseCase: Quakecon 2017

In the end of August was held in Texas the latest edition of the iconic event for all Quake fans, the Quakecon. The event boasted Professional and Community Events, in the form of the Quake World Championship (Duel and Sacrifice) and BYOC LAN Tournaments.
Toornament.com was the Technical Partner of the event, and we are going to see how did the organizers benefit from our features, and how we could allow them to create the best event for their needs.

The first step was to provide a clear and complete registration process to their participants. The idea was to have the participants pre-register on Toornament, and then get definitely validated on site.
Their LAN information (row, seat etc.) were then added to all the information they already provided through the Custom Fields, like their in-game IDs or email addresses.

Admins checking Participants in

Another tall order was that the tournaments were featuring many different formats and structures. One of them was a challenging Free-for-All custom format for the Road Rage tournament.
This format was made possible thanks to some of our advanced features, and a few tricks to allow for more versatility within standard structures. If you wish to learn more about it, see how to create your own FFA tournament.

The FFA format used for the Road Rage Tournament

There was also the question of making all information and results about the ongoing competitions available to everyone on site. To that end, they used the Toornament TV, our sharing TV Module, to display all live results, brackets and tournament information on a huge screen:

Quakecon Toornament TV on site

How would participants report their scores, and advance forward?
To ease up Admins’ lives, Participants could use Toornament to report their match results after each game (either through the website, or the Mobile Application):

Admins reminding participants they would report their results through Toornament

Before the competitions started, The Quakecon media staff sent our dynamic Widgets to their press partners. Thanks to the Widgets, they could communicate on the event, its results and stories, as can be seen here on Millenium:

Millenium coverage of the Quakecon thanks to Toornament widgets

And to conclude, we’ll give Aaron “Kuffs” Tygart (Head Admin of the BYOC Competitions) the floor:
We can tell that Toornament contributed to the success of our event by simplifying interactions between admins and players. We hosted 9 BYOC competitions at Quakecon 2017 and we learned very quickly how to benefit the most of the platform: registration process, sharing modules with a gigantic Toornament TV visible by everyone and super easy score reporting process by the players.

Welcome to the new Participant Interface!

In our never-ending quest to offer the best tournament platform there is, we are today releasing the new Participant Interface to further improve the users’ experience with Toornament. Participants are now able to find all needed information in a quicker and easier way, thus making the organizers’ work effortless.

The subject at hand was to make immediately available to a participant the vital information he needed to take part in the competitions he was registered in. To tackle it, our solution has been to merge the Participant Dashboard directly into the public pages of a tournament.

To attain this goal, a first important step has been to evolve the Navigation Menu once you are logged in on Toornament.com. It now features items for you to find the Tournaments you play in and your Matches, in addition to the existing ones, with some having moved to some more practical places.

But the main interest of this new interface is that all participant-related features (such as your Matches, the Match Lobby, the Match Result Report or the Pick & Ban in Hearthstone) are now directly available through the public tournament pages, without having to go to a dedicated dashboard! What’s more, the information displayed will evolve depending on your status in this tournament, whether you’re already participating in it, or awaiting registration confirmation, all information will be clearly and immediately visible:

As for you, fellow tournament organizers, you will still find all of your tournaments and settings in the Organizer Dashboard, available through the “Organize” top menu item.
And of course, all these Participant features are only available if your participants have their account linked to your tournament.

October’s Open Tournaments selection

Another month, other tournaments!
Here we are again, with a selection of Open tournaments for you to play in!
So take a minute, check what we have in store, and maybe next week, you’ll be able to refer to yourself as a champion!

clashroyale Clash Royale Open Tournaments

france ESWC EU Qualifier #3by ESWC 199 Players 15/10/2017 Register
france Conquerors Clashby Project Conquerors 64Players 28/10/2017 Register
colombia The Royal Primeby INDRA 256 Players 31/12/2017
32/10/2018
Register

csgo Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Open Tournaments

portugal Ultimate Challengeby Gaming Arena 8 Teams 14/10/2017 Register
uk Unknown Season 1by Team Unknown 16 Teams 14/10/2017
04/11/2017
Register
france FDJ Open Series #3by FDJ Esport 128 Teams 15/10/2017 Register
france ESWC Omen Qualifier #2by ESWC 16 Teams 17/10/2017
19/10/2017
Register
hungary I. Lanosch Bajnokságby Lanosch 32 Teams 16/10/2017
10/12/2017
Register
france Tribe Offensive #1by Tribe eSports Club 32 Teams 22/10/2017 Register

fifa18 FIFA 18 Open Tournaments

czech 2v2 FIFA18 Turnajby Realita Gaming Bar 24 Players 15/10/2017 Register
france L’Ovalyonne #1by AS Lyon 1 25 Players 18/10/2017 Register
switzerland RoyalLeague Season 5by RoyalCup 84 Players 27/10/2017
17/12/2017
Register
uk Well Playd Saturdayby Well Playd Gaming Events 64 Players 25/11/2017 Register

hearthstone Hearthstone Open Tournaments

sweden ph13t0n and friendsby ph13t0n and friends 14 Players 26/10/2017
28/10/2017
Register
france Hearthstone Masterby Salon “Je lis jeu’nesse” 64 Players 25/11/2017
26/11/2017
Register
sweden HeXaLAN 2017by HeXagon e-Sports 20 Players 01/12/2017
02/12/2017
Register
us Deadite Streaming Openby Deadite Streaming 256 Players 01/01/2018 Register

lol League of Legends Open Tournaments

philippines Clash of Caviteñosby Jayads Internet Café 128 Teams 21/10/2017 Register
france Red Cross Cupby Roubaix Esport 16 Teams 21/10/2017
12/11/2017
Register
denmark LCD – CSD Qualifierby League Championship Denmark 128 Teams 04/11/2017
03/12/2017
Register

overwatch Overwatch Open Tournaments

argentina Sth Am. OW Circuitby Liga Profesional de Esports 56 Teams 17/10/2017
17/11/2017
Register
switzerland Challenger Leagueby MYI Entertainment 16 Teams 29/10/2017
26/11/2017
Register
germany Heroes of Ananas #3by Sylvanas 32 Teams 03/11/2017 Register
uk Watchers 6v6by Sparkz 6 Teams 04/11/2017
12/11/2017
Register
uk Rapture Gaming Festivalby Fragers Esports 24 Teams 11/11/2017 Register

rocketleague Rocket League Open Tournaments

denmark NPF 2017 Turneringby NPF 2017 32 Teams 13/10/2017
15/10/2017
Register
france FDJ Open Series #26by FDJ Esport 256 Teams 15/10/2017 Register
italy Torneo d’Autunnoby Strellu & dbj4397 32 Teams 15/10/2017 Register
italy OMFGIts Rocket Leagueby OMFGItsLC 8 Teams 04/11/2017
05/11/2017
Register

You are an organizer, and would like us to showcase one of your upcoming tournaments? Feel free to contact us on Twitter or Facebook!